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Tom Lutz is the founder and editor of Los Angeles Review of Books. His books -- Doing Nothing: A History of Loafers, Loungers, Slackers, and Bums in America (American Book Award), Crying: A Natural and Cultural History of Tears (New York Times Notable Book), Cosmopolitan Vistas: American Regionalism and Literary Value (Choice Outstanding Academic Title), and American Nervousness, 1903: An Anecdotal History (New York Times Notable Book) -- have been translated into twelve languages and have appeared on the New York Times and Los Angeles Times' bestseller lists. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New Republic, Chicago Tribune, Die Zeit, ZYZZYVA, Exquisite Corpse, Salon.com, Black Clock and other newspapers and literary venues, as well as in dozens of books and academic journals.

Lutz has taught at Stanford University, University of Iowa, CalArts, University of Copenhagen and, now, at the University of California, Riverside.

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